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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by justmetoo1, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. justmetoo1

    justmetoo1 Lurker
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    Hello! I am in hopes someone can help me here. I've just upgraded my Samsung Captivate to the leaked gingerbread 2.3 via Odin from 2.2 froyo (not rooted via & ATT & Kies) and now I've lost all of my contacts! Before anyone says they will restore from my google account, they were NOT synced there! Somehow the sync was shut off on the account! I don't know how it got that way, but now I've lost ethem all. I need my contacts back. I did backup all of my folders that were on the phone through my computer, but I don't know if that got the information I need.

    I have since rooted the 2.3 in an effort to use data recovery software to recover any lost or deleted files, but I don't seem to have gained any hidden folders with the root. I thought I would. Can anyone tell me where exactly the contacts are stored on the phone? I was told on another forum that the file I am looking for is contacts.db, but I can't find that anywhere, even on the new upgrade. I am not adding anything back to the phone so as to try and preserve any deleted or lost files until I recover the contacts or find there is absolutely no way to use the data recovery software to recover them.

    I am happy to shoot someone some paypal if they are able to help. This is very important and I need them ASAP. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Eric

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  2. reinbeau

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    Did you back up your phone before you did the upgrade? These upgrades are 'wipe' upgrades, you'll lose everything when you flash them. I don't mean to kick you when you're down, but that's a very important step - always keep a good backup whenever you're doing major fiddling like this.

    If you were synching your contacts to Google, they should still be there (you said it was 'turned off', so I'm hoping at least some of them made their way to Google). If you never did successfully synch them, I'm afraid they're gone, and I'm fairly certain there's no way to get them back with data recovery. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.....

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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